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Topic of the Week - The Least Played Champion

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Hello MOBAFire! Starting this week, we hope to generate some interesting discussion by providing relevant and specific topics.

According to Elophant statistics the least played champion for the past month, and past week, is Galio. He used to be a popular pick, and now he's even less picked than Viktor, Urgot, Xerath, etc.

Why do you think Galio is so unpopular at the moment? What could be done to improve him? Does he ever stand out as a good pick for certain niche situations? Do you have any advice for new players to understand why or why not to pick Galio? You tell us!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » April 16, 2013 3:00pm | Report
  • you have to use Flash 80% of the time for Idol of Durand to be effective
  • Resolute Smite got overnerfed
  • S3 changes made his passive strategy not work so well (adding low apratios, gg)
  • many players think he is an APcarry, when he really isn't, like people say Urgot is an ADcarry when he naturaly isn't.

gg, next.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wayne3100 » April 16, 2013 3:04pm | Report
wow, I didn't expect him to be the lowest, even though I think he's not a good champion atm.

He can still be a pretty good lane bully versus a lot of APs once you pick up some mana regen, but he certainly has his issues. For one, he's not mobile and doesn't roam well (though I imagine Teleport could work well on him). Two, his damage, though not bad, is not quite at the level of other, stronger AP mids right now. Three, his ult damage pretty much relies on a full channel (as the damage increases by 5% for every auto-attack on Galio during his ult), which doesn't happen often as the ability can be interrupted quite easily by champions outside of the AoE or champs that build Mercury's Treads. Also, as Pheyniex mentioned, for proper positioning, Galio often needs to Flash in.

Overall, just not a great champion. Honestly, he might even be a better pick as support right now, against bot lanes without sustain, as his ult damage won't be as important while his early damage from Q will still be high enough to bully his enemies.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tehAsian » April 16, 2013 3:08pm | Report
Because a lot of teams run AD jungle, top, and sometimes even mid with champions with armor shred. MR ain't gonna help with that.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » April 16, 2013 3:10pm | Report
Wayne3100 wrote:

Overall, just not a great champion. Honestly, he might even be a better pick as support right now, against bot lanes without sustain


wtf? yuck....

i can only use him on aram. if i must, I can shutdown stuff like Cassiopeia and LeBlanc. need the rest of the team built on damage, though, because i really feel sorry for his output.

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Because a lot of teams run AD jungle, top, and sometimes even mid with champions with armor shred. MR ain't gonna help with that.


actually forgot to mention this, but yes, AD is ever more popular right now, and most op picks are AD based.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The_Nameless_Bard » April 16, 2013 3:11pm | Report
tehAsian wrote:

Because a lot of teams run AD jungle, top, and sometimes even mid with champions with armor shred. MR ain't gonna help with that.

If someone just stacks MR on Galio they're an idiot.

also Bulwark isn't just MR.

I feel the issue with Galio is pretty simple. People seem to Runic Skin means stack MR on him and that's just not the case.

He's a good counterpick, but you have to not suck at him.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » April 16, 2013 3:13pm | Report
better pick Malphite, if you are even considering prioritizing armor for Galio. #*****slap

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The_Nameless_Bard » April 16, 2013 3:16pm | Report
Not saying "build only armor", saying only stacking MR is bad
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » April 16, 2013 3:22pm | Report
but that is not the point of the argument.

the deal is (in theory) you should pick Galio for counterplay, and you really can't benefit like you should against an AD team. for that, pick Malphite (or Rammus, lol, but Taric better for it).

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by IceCreamy » April 16, 2013 3:28pm | Report
His passive needs a rework, since the new health meta it's kinda useless. Also he is quite easily counterpicked by an AD caster mid (Lee, Jarv, Kha, Zed). His other major problem is his mana, even with chalice you will run oom after a short while. If Riot addresses those 2 issues, he'll easily be a top pick in no time :)

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